The Ogun State Government has begun the construction of Magboro road in Obafemi/Owode Local Government area of the state.
The 7.5-kilometre road, which links Magboro underpass along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway with the residential areas, according to a statement from the Information Unit of the state Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, has never been asphalted.
Speaking on the development, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said the road would be constructed into a dual carriage way with sidewalk, median, greenbelt area and street lights.
“Magboro is one of the border towns where the state government hopes to make its impact by providing good roads for the people of the area,” he said.
The commissioner said a minor demolition exercise had taken place to remove structures that fell on the road’s right of way.
He said the contractor handling the road had started the construction of drainages and culverts, which were expected to be completed before the onset of the rains, after which the road construction proper would begin.
Adegbite said the Governor Ibikunle Amosun led government planned to construct the Magboro underpass and all road networks under the bridge as well as those within the Journalists’ Estate, Arepo.
The commissioner also said the Magboro road would be delivered before the end of the year.
This is particularly good news for us in the real estate sector, considering that good road construction and infrastructure is high indices for development. It encourages investment for buyers and sellers in the sector, as well as those looking to own their own homes.
Estates located in that axis welcome this development and laud it. One of the biggest estates there Prime Estate Mowe/Ofada expects this road construction to create ease of access for clients and intending home owners to come in develop their properties. Already the estate is occupied by families.
More grease to the Ogun state government.
Excerpts: THE PUNCH